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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 24, 2012 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

Happy Holidays to you old friend.

One of my old friends hung himself a few years back too - i try not to be hard on it, but the pain suicides leave behind..... a damn selfish act, but my heart does go out to his soul and his family's suffering.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 27, 2012 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

imo, I do wonder if prescription psychotropic drugs played a part. It just seems sooo unreal that he would sanely pick suicide, let alone the way he did it - to be found by his family - hanging :(

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 27, 2012 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

This is one of the more common means (ugh, I know; but because I have been through this with relatives, have learned a great deal more than I EVER wanted to). EG, my best friend, bro in law, returned to his PARENTS, and hung himself in THEIR living room, so they'd find him on returning from one of their many trips abroad (no judgement there, just facts). He was CLEARLY making a statement that is, IMHO, a clear contradiction of your inference, if you follow me (ie, for reasons you and I cannot understand, he wanted to have them hurt the way he did, and purposefully achieved that, eh?).

Crap--hard not to be pissed at these folks; the only ones I've known well are the ones that do it this way (can't fail; not the ones in movies that are a "cry for help" that don't really want to die...these folks do, and do it efficiently, and v effectively). Gun, rope or car in the garage...

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Poster: tinasmith Date: Jan 14, 2013 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

I dont believe Bryan wanted to hurt us...I think he thought we would be better off without him..

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 14, 2013 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

You know and I believe you.

I am not one usually to say this b/c it sounds trite (and frankly self-centered), but I pray prayers of healing for you and your child many times a day. I fervently hope that you have support. I hope for strength for you at your weakest moments (and they are just that, moments). I hope in the long nights that you will feel the many people who love and care for you both. I am so sorry he is gone. You are in the valley now, but though you may never completely lose sight (or feel or touch) of this time, you will not always suffer so. My heart breaks that you do.

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Poster: tinasmith Date: Jan 14, 2013 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

you are so kind...I had to respond to a post about Bryan....Because please dont get Bryan confused with his mental illness..In all my years with him I never once wondered if he loved me....not alot of people can say that

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 14, 2013 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

>In all my years with him I never once wondered if he loved me....not alot of people can say that.

That is so (sadly) true. Such love is beyond beauty and grace. No language can come near to what the scope of what such love means or feels.

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Poster: tinasmith Date: Jan 13, 2013 11:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

I have to wonder to....he had recently started taking paxil

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Mar 22, 2013 4:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bryan E Smith, r.i.p.

The use of Paxil could well have been connected to Byran taking his life.
Imo, the best approach to antidepressants: Don't start taking them.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter-breggin/fda-warns-that-paxil-make_b_21388.html

This post was modified by cosmicharIie on 2013-03-22 11:06:16

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